from beginners to advanced
all ages welcome

Teaching studio

Cellist Brendan Conroy has vacancies for new cello students in Amsterdam. He has 20 years of teaching expericence, working with a wide range of students from beginner to Conservatoire level, whose ages have ranged from 3 to 83. Traditional or Suzuki method, examination and competition preparation, or just for the enjoyment of music, Brendan strongly believes in adapting his teaching to each individual student's needs and goals, to help each student find how music can be a meaningful part of their life.

Preparation for youth orchestras

String Quartet coaching

Two young cellists

Brendan tutoring an adult amateur cello ensemble

Brendan conducting a string orchestra


Brendan Conroy is an Australian-born cellist now based in Amsterdam. He has extensive performance experience, including tours of Australia, North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He has performed frequently as a section cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Diemen Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Tasmania. Brendan has recorded solo and chamber music recitals for ABC Classic FM. He has studied in Australia, the USA and Europe, and holds a First Class Honours degree in cello performance and a Master of Music Education.

Brendan has taught in a wide variety of contexts and settings. His individual students have had many competition and examination successes. Some have gone on to study music as a career, while others continue to play as adult amateurs. He has taught school group lessons, directed youth orchestras, coached chamber music, run professional mentorship sessions, taken University Orchestra sectionals, and taken guest masterclasses.

As well as teaching at higher levels, Brendan has a particular interest in working with young beginners to help set up the best possible foundations for their development as a cellist.


For further information or to organise a preliminary meeting, please email